(June 23, 2015 – Burbank, CA) – “This is how it happened, this is how the Batman died.” Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced “Batman: Arkham Knight,” the epic conclusion to Rocksteady Studios’ award-winning, best-selling “Batman: Arkham” trilogy, is available now for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.
“Batman: Arkham Knight” raises the stakes for The Dark Knight like never before as he faces the ultimate threat against Gotham City. The intense, atmospheric foundation of “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” which escalated in the devastating conspiracy against the inmates in “Batman: Arkham City,” culminates in the ultimate showdown in Gotham City in which players can explore a completely open and free-roaming game world. For the first time in the series, players will able to experience the ultimate and complete Batman experience with the newly introduced Batmobile that has been uniquely designed to be fully drivable throughout the open game world and capable of transformation from high speed Pursuit Mode to military grade Battle Mode.
“The ‘Batman: Arkham’ series is one of Warner Bros.’ most popular and critically acclaimed video game franchises, and with ‘Batman: Arkham Knight,’ we are giving players the game they have always asked for,” said David Haddad, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ is the culmination of Rocksteady Studios’ dedication to deliver both an amazing narrative tale and thrilling gameplay experience from beginning to end.”
“Rocksteady has been truly honored to bring to life the rich universe envisioned by DC Comics in the ‘Batman: Arkham’ trilogy of games,” said Sefton Hill, Game Director at Rocksteady Studios. “With ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ being the conclusion to the series, we wanted to give players a story filled with unforgettable moments, ambitious new features such as the Batmobile and an epic open-world Gotham City that allow them to live the complete Batman experience.”
The fate of Gotham City hangs in the balance as Scarecrow is joined by the Arkham Knight, a completely new and original character in the Batman universe, as well as a roster of Super-Villains including Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Two-Face, Firefly and the Riddler. Joining The World’s Greatest Detective are his closest allies, Commissioner Gordon, Oracle, Alfred, Lucius Fox, Catwoman, Robin and Nightwing. Throughout the game, players will be introduced to enhancements to the signature features of the “Batman: Arkham” series, such as stealth, forensics, navigation, and FreeFlow Combat. In addition, the new Dual Play feature is available in specific areas of the game and allows players to seamlessly switch between The Dark Knight and his fellow heroes including Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman.
Also available is the “Batman: Arkham Knight” Season Pass, which will deliver regular new content for six months post-launch: A new prequel story expansion, “Batgirl: A Matter of Family”; new story objectives featuring legendary Super-Villains invading Gotham City; missions that allow players to take on the role of Batman’s key allies; iconic Batmobiles from Batman’s 75-year history that can be driven on custom-built race tracks; legendary Batmobile skins; advanced challenge maps; and alternative character skins. The “Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition” includes the main game and the Season Pass. The Season Pass is priced at $39.99 MSRP.
Those playing on PlayStation 4 will also have access to exclusive content, including the Scarecrow Nightmare Missions Pack, Classic TV Series Batman and Batmobile Skins and the Justice League 3000 Batman Skin.
“Batman: Arkham Knight” is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.batmanarkhamknight.com, https://www.facebook.com/BatmanArkham or https://twitter.com/BatmanArkham.
About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About Rocksteady Studios Ltd:
Rocksteady Studios is a multi-award winning videogame developer based in London, England. Located in a spacious, purpose built converted factory, with full motion capture and audio studio capabilities, we are an energetic company formed by a core team of senior industry professionals. This gives us an ideal balance of drive, talent, proven methods, experience and cutting edge technology to make AAA games. Now employing 160 people, Rocksteady's mission is to be a highly professional, efficient company whose purpose is to make great games, and have happy and healthy team members. This philosophy is the heart and soul of our company. Rocksteady received the coveted ‘studio of the year’ award at the 2009 VGA awards.